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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1973-11-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1973-11-09

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This date has been commercially released on "Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings"

The Promised Land, Brown Eyed Women, Me & Bobby McGee, They Love Each Other, Black Throated Wind, Don't Ease Me In, Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, The Race Is On, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Playing In The Band Here Comes Sunshine, Me And My Uncle, To Lay Me Down, Big River, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo, Greatest Story Ever Told > Bertha, Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow > Eyes Of The World > China Doll, Around And Around, Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Johnny B. Goode, E: Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> MR> C> DAT> CDR


SBD> MR> C> DAT> CDR; EAC> SHN by Seth Kaplan; Correct sector boundaries verified using .shntool; First few seconds of Here Comes Sunshine are clipped; Small splice at the start of Eyes of the World, some channel dropouts and a little static on a few tunes


Reviewer: snow_and_rain - - September 25, 2015
Subject: Needs pitch correction
Too fast.
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2015
Subject: Winterland
Highlights: Playing In The Band, To Lay Me Down, Weather Report, Let It Grow, Eyes Of The World, China Doll
Reviewer: kochman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2014
Subject: Review based on official review
Promised Land starts us off in typical fashion with good energy.
BEW is a nice one, they are setting up for a nice show.
Bobby McGee
TLEO has a great tempo, fun song.
Don’t Ease, believe it or not, this is the highlight of the set thus far!
Mexicali maintains the fun.
Row Jimmy features some nice high notes from Jerome, but drags things down a bit.
Race is On
China>Rider, and here we have a new highlight of the set, the segue into Rider is long and fantastic. Great teamwork throughout.
PITB is also fantastic, maintaining a proper tempo, while Garcia noodles his way through it all. Bob throws in some great supporting rhythm guitar. Interestingly, the jam they find sticks, with little exploration, as they focus on it. You couldn’t ask for more. As they prepare for the reprise there is a the requisite segue back to the them which they handle beautifully. A+.

HC Sunshine is a nice way to open the 2nd, the energy picks up a lot in the outro jam.
MAMU is a good choice to maintain the energy.
To Lay Me Down is somber and beautiful.
Big River hits the spot again, Jerry and Keith, and as usual, killer outro.
Half-Step is a great effort, virtually perfect with a nice vibe.
GSET>Bertha, again, more consistent playing.
WRS>LIG>Eyes>China Doll
The meat sequence starts off in fine form. A ten minutes in things are heating up the way they are known to in this song. There’s some great synched up guitar just before the 15th minute, which then sinks the song into the river, only to give rise to Jerry’s opening chords of Eyes. The first verse jam is a nice little noodle fest, as is the second as it reaches higher places. Traditionally the more exploratory jam, the third verse jam/outro stays close to the theme for a good bit, with touches of what would later be slipknot riffs. Slipping into China Doll, our minds have a moment to reflect.
Around x2 has us rocking in place again!

Encore: UJB is missing from the official release!

Performance Summary
This is a consistent show, never really reaching massive climax, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Sound Quality
A+ for the official release.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - November 9, 2012
Subject: Winterland '73
A great boxed set to own, if you're into buying official releases. It does sound beautiful, I must say -

Highlights from this night: That exquisite Playin', EYES all over the place in the 2nd set, and a note-perfect China Doll. Bobby's Weather Report Suite is, as usual, evocative.
Reviewer: Sh3rman420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2010
Subject: TLEO all day
the greatest They love each other of all time i makes every day go by better and also the dead are just on in the the whole collection on winterland 73 collection get it all i say :)
Reviewer: He Live's - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2008
Subject: downloadable SBD
did this one slip through or what? as of this writing this is still a downloadable board.... the first night of an historically KILLER RUN at winterland -- this is the stuff that solidified the legend that WAS/IS The Grateful Dead.

a solid 4-4.5 star show, when compared with the next two nights, both BONAFIED 5 STAR KILLERS.
Reviewer: US Blues - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 9, 2005
Subject: Jerry and Phil...
...are both in excellent form this night, and the rest of the band play at the same level. While there is no "uber-jam" at this show, it is beautifully played and a joy to listen to. Playin is crazy, and the WRS>Eyes is splendid. The cassette generation in this download does fuzzy the sound a bit, but do not let that deter you in the least!
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2005
Subject: Playin at 28.50 is unbelievably hot...
This is a great show filled with really wonderful music.... This Eyes and Let it Grow are unspeakably good and deserve special mention. This is a rocking show and the sound is not all that bad. This is very similiar to 2/22 U of Illinois which is a personal favorite from the year as well as Kiel Auditorium on 10/30 also a killer.
Reviewer: jfk62 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2005
Subject: Performance vs. Recording
I have a cassette of the 2nd set of 11/9. The sound is somewhat better than here - recorded from the radio-WBAI 99.5FM in NYC "Morning Dew" Show. The sound is still not as good as the 11/11 show, but I find more energy and fster tempos on 11/9 songs. I'm going to keep the cassette of 11/9 and burn to CD 11/11- the best of both worlds? Hard to beat those Winterland shows! I give this one 5* for performance, 3* for recording - average of 4*
Reviewer: Lewis/Klitschko - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2005
Subject: Re:
11/9 and 11/10 are not presented in the sound quality that 11/11 is. I'm not saying 11/11's performance doesn't deserve its accolades, but it's unfair to compare it to 9 and 10 because the premium sound makes it a far more enjoyable listening experience.

This whole period of late '73 is fantastic. It's an extension of '74. You want more '74? Well, start plumbing the depths of late '73.
Reviewer: winterland rear floor,3rd row up - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2005
Subject: The Race Is On
Heading for our favorite seats, this was the song we were hearing. Apparently the band had started more than a half hour early. Good omen or what?
Reviewer: woodyland - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2005
Subject: Fine, Fine, Fine Connection
Last night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles I saw Dark Star Orchestra for the very first time. From the set up of only one drummer through the opener of Promised Land, an upbeat They Love Each Other and finally the clincher, a rare Here Comes Sunshine, I knew we were in 1973 all over again. Except I wasn't there the first time. So this was great and I have to admit a very close second. No one else does what this band does, whether I'm referring to the Grateful Dead or DSO. The energy here is great, the sound is great, the quality of music is outstanding. Burn this concert. And also go see DSO whenever the opportunity arises.
Reviewer: yrekajohn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2004
Subject: Good Run of Shows
Don't miss this. The two shows following get all the press, but this is a definite winner. The stars and planets were all in line for these three days. Quality is good. Show is shorter, but still great.
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